Download e-book for iPad: Adam's Nose, and the Making of Humankind by Michael Stoddart

By Michael Stoddart

This ebook is set the evolution of the experience of scent, from its bacterial starting place 3.4 billion years in the past, to present day sleek, refined people with an insatiable urge for food for perfumes and fragrances. It explains how odor works and the way animals feel the surroundings. the connection among intercourse and odor drives a lot of animal behaviour, and the importance of the human lack of the vomeronasal organ — part of the experience of odor in animals that responds to intercourse smells — is pointed out as a seminal occasion within the making of humankind.

Humans are excess of animals, despite the fact that, and Adam's nostril explores incense and perfumes, in addition to the odour imagery in artwork, literature and poetry. it truly is written for readers attracted to what makes us human, and doesn't presuppose a excessive point of clinical realizing. The textual content is accomplished and offers key references to the correct clinical literature. The booklet will attract scientists and scholars in a number of organic disciplines, together with human evolution, anthropology, olfactory conversation, animal behaviour, perfumery and aromatherapy.

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